The University of Iowa

Exploring Iowa Archaeology in the K-12 Classroom

The Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) education staff visits classrooms statewide to deliver lessons and activities that are interdisciplinary, inquiry-based, hands-on, and customizable for all grade levels based on current classroom content and teacher needs. All activities are place-based and emphasize what is special about the archaeological, cultural, and environmental history of Iowa and the school’s own community. This program received one of the Governor's inaugural five STEM Advisory Council Seal of Approvals in March 2015.

The Office of the State Archaeologist
K-12 Education